Bricx Martillo Dumas, A.K.A. "ShrimpPaste" was born in 1991 in Leyte, Philippines. Influenced by Surrealism and Fauvism, he uses a vibrant array of colours and intense strokes to create works of emotion. In 2016, he decided to take his talents to the academe to educate the younger generation after discovering his passion for teaching, while creating a documentary about the indigenous music of the Palaw’an Tribe. Currently, Brucx works with traditional and digital media, and devotes his life to educate and promote Filipino culture and identity. Bricx is the 1st prize Winner of the DigitalArt4Climate NFT contest at COP26 and has been featured at CNN as well as WSJ+.
Sarimanok, a mythical creature in the Philippines, is fighting a modern symbol. Every empire has an end. One empire rises, another one falls. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later win a little more.